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Taiyi Sun

Department of Political Science - Honors Program


Taiyi Sun

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 361B
(757) 594-7066
tsun@cnu.edu
www.taiyisun.com

Education

  • Ph D in Political Science, Boston University
  • MA in Political Science, American University
  • AB in Politics and Government, Ripon College

Teaching

East Asian Politics
International Political Economy
Comparative and International Politics
Public Policy

Research

Civil Society
Authoritarian Resilience
Disaster politics
Chinese politics

Biography

Dr. Taiyi Sun, Assistant Professor of the Political Science Department, joined the faculty of Christopher Newport in 2017. He is originally from Hangzhou, China. As a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he received his B.A. in politics & government and business administration from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, and M.A. in international affairs from American University School of International Service, Washington D.C., and Ph.D. in political science from Boston University. His research interests include Chinese politics, disaster politics, civil society, and international political economy. More specifically, he studies how major disasters change state-society relations and the level of social capital under authoritarian rule, and how legalization could happen under a “zone of indifference” without meaningful institutionalization.

Taiyi has given talks at the Harvard Fairbank Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT, Brown University, American University, Beijing Normal University, American Political Science Association, American Sociology Association, American Public Health Association, and has published in subjects on Chinese politics, international political economy, and teaching methodology.

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2021). Civic Engagement Pedagogy Across the Globe: Introduction. American Political Science Association. Pages, 113-116.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2021). Importing Civic Education into Authoritarian China. American Political Science Association Press. Pages, 53-72.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2021). Delegated Censorship: The Dynamic, Layered, and Multistage Information Control Regime in China. Politics and Society.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). Forced Experimentation: Teaching Civic Engagement Online amid COVID-19. PS: Political Science and Politics. Volume, 54. Issue, 1. Pages, 176-178.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). The International Relations of the Asia-Pacific under COVID-19. Japan Studies. Volume, 3. Pages, 1-16.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). Positive development of RCEP and its strategic significance. Japan Studies. Volume, 171. Issue, 2019-4. Pages, 1-10.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Deliberate Differentiation by the Chinese State: Outsourcing Responsibility for Governance. The China Quarterly. Volume, 240. Pages, 880-905.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2019). Civic Transformation in the Wake of the Wenchuan Earthquake: State, Society, and the Individual. Australia National University Press. Pages, 200-204.
  • Book Review
    (2019). Review of The Politics of Compassion: The Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China. China Information.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Civic Transformation in the Wake of the Wenchuan Earthquake: State, Society, and the Individual. Made in China. Volume, 3. Issue, 1. Pages, 66-70.
  • Book Review
    (2018). Review of Shaken Authority: China’s Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. Journal of Chinese Political Science. Volume, 23. Issue, 2. Pages, 307-308.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). Earthquakes and the Typologies of State-CSO Relations in China: A Dynamic Framework. China Information. Volume, 31. Issue, 3. Pages, 304-326.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Earthquakes, state weakness, and the outcomes of the Arab Spring. Asian and African Studies (亚非研究). Volume, 12. Issue, 6. Pages, 203-219.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2016). Diversity in the Facilitated Classroom. Routledge.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2010). China’s Pegged Exchange Rate and its Political Economy. Journal of International Service. Volume, 9. Issue, 2. Pages, 69-81.
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